OUR VIDEOS GALLERY MEMBER SPONSORSHIP VENDOR SPONSORSHIP

User Tag List

Page 1560 of 1587 FirstFirst ... 5601060146015101550155815591560156115621570 ... LastLast
Results 15,591 to 15,600 of 15868

Thread: What has made you Happy today??

  1. #15591
    Patrol Guru Sprock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Heyfield Vic
    Posts
    814
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 1,001 Times in 461 Posts
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You were 105 @PeeBee ?! Jesus last time I saw you there was nothin of ya - you Would’ve had to run around in the shower to get wet

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Sprock For This Useful Post:

    MB (15th October 2021)

  3. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many

     

  4. #15592
    Legendary
    PeeBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Melbourne South east
    Posts
    4,255
    Thanks
    4,082
    Thanked 4,091 Times in 2,363 Posts
    Mentioned
    172 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprock View Post
    You were 105 @PeeBee ?! Jesus last time I saw you there was nothin of ya - you Would’ve had to run around in the shower to get wet
    For me thats getting uncomfortable, and working a desk job from home, snacking and slobbing around, just stacked it on. Affected sleep pattern as well. Anyway, i am trim and delicious again, so you will recognise me when we next meet ol' Sprockie Doodle!

  5. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PeeBee For This Useful Post:

    MB (15th October 2021), mudski (14th October 2021), Winnie (14th October 2021)

  6. #15593
    Patrol God
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    6,401
    Thanks
    5,329
    Thanked 5,654 Times in 2,973 Posts
    Mentioned
    162 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Week of callout over . #SES volunteers are legends!
    Few home made burgs , a stubby or 5 and then sleep...

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
    2005 TD42TI

  7. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Hodge For This Useful Post:

    Avo (16th October 2021), jay see (17th October 2021), MB (17th October 2021), mudnut (16th October 2021), Plasnart (16th October 2021), Rossco (16th October 2021)

  8. #15594
    Patrol God Stropp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    6,189
    Thanks
    8,811
    Thanked 4,198 Times in 2,289 Posts
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got a call from Truckee that the patrol will be in Perth tomorrow morning sometime, can’t wait 👍
    2003 gu3 td42tdi roaming this great country

  9. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Stropp For This Useful Post:

    Avo (17th October 2021), MB (17th October 2021), mudnut (16th October 2021), mudski (26th October 2021), pearcey (16th October 2021), rusty_nail (16th October 2021), Woof (17th October 2021)

  10. #15595
    Patrol God Avo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    pemberton
    Posts
    6,453
    Thanks
    8,522
    Thanked 7,420 Times in 3,258 Posts
    Mentioned
    123 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stropp View Post
    Got a call from Truckee that the patrol will be in Perth tomorrow morning sometime, can’t wait
    Good to hear matey,

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
    Watch this space, as there maybe a comment added soon

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Avo For This Useful Post:

    Stropp (17th October 2021)

  12. #15596
    Daily Lurker rusty_nail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Yarra Valley, Vic
    Posts
    5,887
    Thanks
    8,631
    Thanked 6,342 Times in 2,682 Posts
    Mentioned
    69 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Managed to find the time to upgrade my battery bank to how it should have been done the first time. Scored the wires all crimped and heat shrunk for $5 per pair. Upgraded all wires to fuse and heavenly devices to suitable wires and also fitted a mini VSR to exclusively run my inverter. Now the inverter can only be on while car is running but can also be manually switched off. The inverter will run from the alternator rather than drawing power from the second battery via alternator charge. Works brilliantly and cost me less than $100

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    I got red dust in my veins.

    Check out My Rig here: Broken

    Pics of Forum trips I've Been on:
    Pizza at AB's - 2012 Knockwood - 2013 Krissos Place Australia Day - 2015 Pizza at AB's - March 2015 Pizza at AB's - May 2015 Dargo - 2015 Newnes - 2016

    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

  13. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to rusty_nail For This Useful Post:

    Cremulator (26th October 2021), jay see (26th October 2021), mudnut (25th October 2021), Rossco (26th October 2021)

  14. #15597
    Legendary
    PeeBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Melbourne South east
    Posts
    4,255
    Thanks
    4,082
    Thanked 4,091 Times in 2,363 Posts
    Mentioned
    172 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nic, nice setup. I also run a large inverter(3500W) and battery bank (390a/h). I have a large alternator as well (300a/180a at idle). I find I use the battery bank feed to the inverter to charge small items like battery chargers for the makita chainsaw, without the alternator feed, but need the alternator running for other power tools or the coffee machine, I would say in the main the alternator runs most of the time as the current draw without the alternator top up depletes the battery bank too quickly. I certainly cant run the coffee machine for long without the alternator assist for example. If you can still run the inverter off the main bank for the small items you might get some flexibility. What size alternator is in the vehicle? For extended running of 240V power tools, if you need to go that way, that could be your limiting factor - being inability to top up the depleted charge.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to PeeBee For This Useful Post:

    rusty_nail (26th October 2021)

  16. #15598
    Daily Lurker rusty_nail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Yarra Valley, Vic
    Posts
    5,887
    Thanks
    8,631
    Thanked 6,342 Times in 2,682 Posts
    Mentioned
    69 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeBee View Post
    Nic, nice setup. I also run a large inverter(3500W) and battery bank (390a/h). I have a large alternator as well (300a/180a at idle). I find I use the battery bank feed to the inverter to charge small items like battery chargers for the makita chainsaw, without the alternator feed, but need the alternator running for other power tools or the coffee machine, I would say in the main the alternator runs most of the time as the current draw without the alternator top up depletes the battery bank too quickly. I certainly cant run the coffee machine for long without the alternator assist for example. If you can still run the inverter off the main bank for the small items you might get some flexibility. What size alternator is in the vehicle? For extended running of 240V power tools, if you need to go that way, that could be your limiting factor - being inability to top up the depleted charge.
    I believe it is 120ah. What do I need to consider? It's not big enough? Lol

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    I got red dust in my veins.

    Check out My Rig here: Broken

    Pics of Forum trips I've Been on:
    Pizza at AB's - 2012 Knockwood - 2013 Krissos Place Australia Day - 2015 Pizza at AB's - March 2015 Pizza at AB's - May 2015 Dargo - 2015 Newnes - 2016

    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

  17. #15599
    The master farter
    mudski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Eltham North
    Posts
    14,845
    Thanks
    7,951
    Thanked 10,160 Times in 5,959 Posts
    Mentioned
    415 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    Managed to find the time to upgrade my battery bank to how it should have been done the first time. Scored the wires all crimped and heat shrunk for $5 per pair. Upgraded all wires to fuse and heavenly devices to suitable wires and also fitted a mini VSR to exclusively run my inverter. Now the inverter can only be on while car is running but can also be manually switched off. The inverter will run from the alternator rather than drawing power from the second battery via alternator charge. Works brilliantly and cost me less than $100

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Wow, does that double as a battery bank for the house too? Thats a lotta battery!

  18. #15600
    Legendary
    PeeBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Melbourne South east
    Posts
    4,255
    Thanks
    4,082
    Thanked 4,091 Times in 2,363 Posts
    Mentioned
    172 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    I believe it is 120ah. What do I need to consider? It's not big enough? Lol

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Simple numbers, ignoring efficiency losses.

    2400W = 240V x 10a, so converting to 12V power supply, 2400w = 12V x 200a (200amp is the draw on your battery bank, so 120a alternator would not cut that load), hence the load comes out of the reserve in the battery bank, not the alternator. Battery voltage drops, alternator tops it up, but as you can see in this example, the gap of 80a (200 V 120a) leads to an eventual flattening of the battery.

Page 1560 of 1587 FirstFirst ... 5601060146015101550155815591560156115621570 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •